Exploring the Limits: Europe’s Changing Communication Environment Author: Ulrich Thomas Lange, Klaus Goldhammer Published by Springer Berlin Heidelberg ISBN: 978-3-642-64536-5 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-60746-2
Table of Contents:
About the ECC and this Report
Systemic Bottlenecks in the Information Society
The Internet — On the Verge of a Modem Society?
The Economics of New Information and Communication Technologies: Markets, Growth and Employment
New Media in European Households
Communication and Decommunication
Dedication — The Culture of Private Communication in a Realm of Uncertainty
Policy Implications of Economic and Cultural Value Chains
Strategic Alliances in the New Communication Environment
The Harmonisation of Copyright and Related Rights
State Intervention —The Japanese Experience
Regulation in the USA — Lessons for Europe?
The Road Ahead…
From the contents: Introduction -- Economic perspectives -- Coping with information overload. Internet -- on the verge of a modern society? The economics of new information and communication technologies -- Social perspectives -- New media in European households. Communication and decommunication. "Dedication"- the private and the personal in communication -- Policy perspectives -- Policy implications of economic and cultural value chains. Strategic alliances in the new communication environment. Public Service Broadcasting in the digital market place. The harmonisation of copyright and related rights. State intervention -- the Japanese experience. Regulation in the USA -- lessons for Europe?
The ECC was formed in 1996 to discuss current developments in information and communication technologies and related perspectives for economics, politics and social systems. The 1997 report gives a scientific evaluation of some of the discussed trends in our society